Great moments in sports journalism: Giants TE Martellus Bennett standing in front of the media in just shorts saying "Do I look fat?" #NYGâ†µ— Ralph Vacchiano (@TheBlueScreen) June 4, 2012
â†µâ†µGiants tight ends coach Mike Pope caused a stir last week when he suggested that Bennett, signed as a free agent during the offseason, had injured a hamstring partially because he weight 291, up from the approximate 270 he played at last season for the Dallas Cowboys. The obvious thought -- Bennett was out of shape.â†µ
He begs to differ -- shorts and all.â†µ
"I'm looking like Atlas, not Professor Klump," he told reporters.â†µ
If you still think he's fat? Well, all 291 pounds of Bennett reminded reporters that "I'm one of the top 5 strongest guys on this team right now."â†µ
So, go ahead. Call him fat. At your own risk.